Marciac's jazz in a village

Bireli LagreneThe lineup at this year's Marciac festival (27 July to 14 August) represents a compendium of the best of international jazz, all in a charming French village setting.

It includes Melody Gardot, Bobby McFerrin & Yellowjackets, Esperanza Spalding, The Bad Plus w. Joshua Redman, Sonny Rollins, Youn Sun Nah, Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra w. Wynton Marsalis, Gregory Porter, Dianne Reeves & L'orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Anthony Strong, Roberto Fonseca, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club w. Omara Portuondo, Daniel Humair, Bireli Lagrene, Ibrahim Maalouf, Bojan Z, Philip Catherine, Marcus Miller, Avishai Cohen, John Zorn, Paolo Fresu, Stacey Kent, Manu Katche, Eddie Palmieri, Kenny Barron, Mulgrew Miller, Kurt Elling & The Barcelona Jazz Orchestra.

Info: or 19 Place de l’Hôtel de ville 32230 Marciac, France. Tel: 05 62 09 31 98.

For the full flavour, see Tim Motion's in-depth 2011 review.

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